One of the best ways to celebrate the holidays in Florida is to enjoy one of the many holiday boat parades. Nothing gets you in the mood for the holiday’s quite like it and these are the top five in Florida.
THE SEMINOLE HARD ROCK WINTERFEST BOAT PARADE
As one would expect in the “boating capital of the world”, this Ft. Lauderdale holiday boat parade is on the top of the list in Florida. Numerous heavily decorated boats and mega yachts cruise the 12-mile parade route for over 1 million spectators to enjoy. The close confinement of the New River and the Intracoastal Waterway make for one of the best festive settings anywhere. The parade date is 12/11/21. For more information click HERE.
ST. AUGUSTINE REGATTA OF LIGHTS
Probably the most beautiful holiday setting in all of Florida is the historic waterfront city of St. Augustine. Combine that with a fantastic boat parade and it’s a night everyone will love. Enjoy dinner reservations and a stroll through town, then make your way towards the Bayfront between the Bridge of Lions and the Castillo de San Marcos to cap it off with this festive event. The parade date is 12/11/21. For more information click HERE.
MOUNT DORA HOLIDAY BOAT PARADE
The combination of quaintness and millions of Christmas lights makes Mount Dora the perfect festive backdrop for the holiday boat parade that begins at the lighthouse and travels along the shoreline towards Tavares. Also take time to walk through downtown, enjoy the shops and make sure to visit the Mount Dora Marine Center to see what Clark Griswold would do if he owned a marina. The parade date is 12/4/21. For more information click HERE
SARASOTA HOLIDAY BOAT PARADE OF LIGHTS
Sarasota’s explosive growth over the past decade makes it seem like you’re in a “mini-Miami” at night. The numerous tall buildings and the small turning basin in Marina Jack creates a beautiful viewing venue for this excellent holiday boat parade. The parade date is 12/11/21. For more information click HERE.
PALM BEACH HOLIDAY BOAT PARADE
This unique holiday boat parade stretches from North Palm Beach to Jupiter Lighthouse. As a result, there are numerous locations to view it. The best location is in Jupiter where the parade is followed by a fantastic fireworks display. It’s for this reason that the Jupiter & Palm Beach Holiday Boat Parade is one of the best in Florida. The parade date is 12/4/21. For more information click HERE.